Topics include murder, Uber, R Kelly, people getting lost and dying in National Parks, the child molestation scandal on the isolated Pitcairn Island, fast fashion, how Gotham gave us Donald Trump and so much more!
The museum that texts you modern art, What We Lose, what to read, burning your work and more.
Why learn about butch lesbian herstory when you can learn about butch lesbian herstory by way of babes?
Topics include the heroin epidemic in West Virginia, really expensive weddings, eczema, sexual abuse in a Baptist mission, Panda Express, teaching while black, A League of Their Own, the murders of TWOC in Detroit and so much more.
What you should read this summer, “woke” is in the dictionary now, queer history books in high school and more!
Here are eight books about adult bisexual ladies going about their full, complex lives. There are definitely some sexy times to look forward to but sex isn’t the focus of the narrative.
In a time when the word “healing” feels thinner than ever, affixed as it is to too many pictures of skinny, silhouetted yogis on beaches, we need to reacquaint ourselves with the severity of that process. This book is a generous offering to a society that may not know what to do with it.
Topics include Rachel Maddow, Chelsea Manning, the new Ken dolls, “Get Out,” mobile homes, “writing Iranian-American,” Elizabeth Wurtzel, the GOOP summit and more!
“It’s interesting and refreshing to be in this time period where authors are resisting in their own way.”
Janet Mock, Roxane Gay, women’s monstrous flesh, LeVar Burton reading to you, beach versus airplane books and more.
Lucky’s been walking a thin line. She desperately wants to maintain a relationship with her family, and especially with her mother, but she also aches to live as an out lesbian.
“This wholesale group exclusion of a person based on an accusation that they are somehow dangerous without any opportunity for that person to describe why they think this charge is happening or how they are experiencing it, or for anyone to look at the order of events that produced this accusation or the history of the person accusing — I mean, this is the definition of injustice.”
Topics include the loneliness of Donald Trump, queer suicidality, Hillary Clinton, Ghost World, the “literary brat pack,” Roxane Gay, ’90s pre/adolescence and so much more!
Dystopias are everywhere, Urban Dictionary is racist and misogynist, newly discovered Sylvia Plath poems and more.
“By the end of the seventies, women were in fashion: every Parisian woman, gay or straight, fell in love with women as if it were the most natural thing in the world.”
These gritty and glittery queer urban fantasy novels feature sex-work activism, genetic experiments, polyamory, erotic antique-postcard painting, sibling rivalry and more — and a ton of queer women characters.
Topics include Twin Peaks, the Menendez Brothers murders, white supremacy, the artwashing of Boyle Heights, Richard Nixon, waterparks, “The Perils of Privilege” and so much more!
Meme historians, the necessary fragility of feminism and radical politics, poetry a fatal, first-person queer writing as a way to shift power and more.
Why pick between your passions when you can design a life based on ALL of them?
Read these if you want to master the art of the essay.